Friday, March 28, 2014

Dunwoody Driving Club Holding Car Show

Driving Club Car Show

The Dunwoody Driving Club is hosting a show for enthusiasts of all ages.
  All vintage and sports car enthusiasts are invited to bring their cars and families.
 Admission is FREE!
Time: 2 p.m. -5 p.m.
Location: Dunwoody Village, In the parking lot adjacent to Marlow’s Tavern,
 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Atlanta International Auto Show Opens this Week

 The annual Atlanta International Auto Show starts on Wednesday, with more than 400 vehicles from 30 brands on display to the public.

DATES:         MARCH 26-30, 2014

                        C Building
                        235 Northside Drive
                        Atlanta, GA 30313

SHOW HOURS:        Wednesday, March 26    12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.
                                     Thursday, March 27        12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.
                                     Friday, March 28             12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.
                                     Saturday, March 29         10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
                                     Sunday, March 30           10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


                                    $5.00 CHILDREN 6-12
                                    FREE - CHILDREN UNDER 6

DISCOUNT COUPONS:  $3:00 March 26 and 27 Weekday Discount Coupons are available at participating New Car & Truck Dealerships, in select AJC Newspaper Ads and by joining the Official Auto Show Club on (membership is free).

DISCOUNT PARKING DAYS:  The Georgia World Congress Center is offering a $3.00 discount off public parking on March 26 & 27 ONLY in their Yellow or Gold Parking Lots on Northside Drive.  To receive this discount, attendees must tell the parking attendant that they are attending the Auto Show.

SENIORS DAY:  All Seniors 55 and older can show their identification of age at the show box office on Thursday, March 27 only, and receive a 50% discount off the $10.00 Adult Admission.  These same seniors can also save 50% on parking by showing their identification of age at the entrance of the Yellow or Gold Parking Lots of the Georgia World Congress Center on Northside Dr.  This offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer for this day. 

TELEPHONE: 770-916-1741




RIDE & DRIVE EVENTS:   Chrysler (Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram), General Motors (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC), Kia, Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen will all be conducting special Ride & Drive events at the show.

CAMP JEEP - This dynamic outdoor exhibit will give show attendees a chance to experience the extreme off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles. 

THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA – These great MARVEL super heroes will appear at the Auto Show on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS –  This popular cartoon character will appear at the show on Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17, courtesy of Comcast Spotlight.

FOX5 STORM CHASER – This is the most advanced mobile weather lab and live TV production vehicle in the Southeast.  The vehicle is equipped with the latest broadcast and meteorological technology to provide life-saving information to viewers about dangerous weather

THEN & NOW - :  There will be a display of vintage vehicles from the 20th Century in the show lobby and inside the show.  The “THEN & NOW” section will feature popular models from the 20th Century displayed with their 2014 reincarnations.

THE CUSTOMIZED HYUNDAI ELANTRA COUPE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL MACHINE , designed by The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman and fabricated by Design Craft, will be featured in the Hyundai display at the Atlanta International Auto Show. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lexus GS 450h: Sensible Fuel Economy, Sensational Luxury

The Lexus GS 450h is a large sedan that deftly combines fuel efficiency and luxury, an appealing combination for buyers on the hunt for a big car.
The GS was remade last model year and given a much more modern, striking style on the inside and out than the previously unremarkable version.
The hybrid system uses a 3.5-liter V-6 engine along with an electric motor which together make 338 horsepower. That power system is mated to a two-speed continuously variable transmission.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

2015 Audi A3: First Look

SAN FRANCISCO -- Audi is unveiling a new version of its A3 to compete in the entry-level luxury sedan market, and the German brand has loaded this ride with technology as it takes aim at younger buyers. Audi, which presented the car to journalists in beautiful northern California, made the A3 with great driving dynamics, understated styling and good fuel economy.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Best Family Vehicles Rated

US News has come out with its list of top vehicles for families, featuring several categories. Winners came from a number of brands, including Audi, General Motors, Honda/Acura, Mazda, Toyota/Lexus, Ford and Chrysler.
Later this spring, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association will choose its favorite family vehicles as well, so be sure to check this space to see the winners in that competition.

Check out the US News list here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Jetta: Fun and Fuel Efficient

The Volkswagen Jetta offers a number of versions for those in the market for a fun-to-drive, fuel-efficient and practical vehicle. Throw in the fact that the Jetta is neatly styled and possesses that highly touted "German engineering," and you've got a pretty nice little car on your hands.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Top Vehicles of Service Members

There are all kinds of top vehicle lists out there, led, of course by The Beat's annual top 10 vehicles list.
But here's another interesting one: top vehicles of members of the military. Check out what our brave service men and women are driving, and see if their tastes in rides match yours.


Thanks, USAA News

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Connected Technology seen as Next Wave in Automotive Industry

Technology is the next frontier when it comes to automotive developments. It might be hard to imagine how autos could be more connected to their drivers than they are today, but that's exactly what engineers are working on.


Thanks, Bumper2bumperTV

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Lexus ES 350: Easy to Like

Large sedans are sort of like cardigan sweaters: they are typically comfortable and functional, even if they don't always score a whole lot of style points.
In the case of the Lexus ES 350, you certainly get the comfort and the functionality, and as for style, well, it ain't too bad in that area either.
The ES got a welcome redesign in the previous model year that gave it a sleeker look. This year, not much else has changed - the availability of bamboo interior trim, LED fog lights and heated and cooled seats.
The ES is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 268 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.